Saundaryalaharī 2 at St. Cecilia's Concert Hall, Edinburgh on Monday, 24th September

Please join us for an evening of contemporary and experimental music for 4 players and electronics (with visuals). This concert involves contemporary composition, improvisation and computer music - all inspired by spiritualism in different ways. This ensemble performed (most) of these works by commission of Forfest in Kroměříž, Czech Republic in June 2018 and are invited to Edinburgh for this special occasion. 

Tickets are free

Saundaryalaharī 2 concert

St. Cecilias Concert Hall Edinburgh
Monday, 24th Sept. 2018 7:30pm

Nicola Baroni composer, cello, electronics
Yati Durant composer, electronics, trumpet
Magdalena Durant soprano
Massimiliano Messieri composer, electronics, percussion
Norman Adams cello, electronics


Jerome Blaise 
Soliloque 04 for two cellos

Yati Durant
Saundaryalaharī 1 (2016-18, fragment)
For two cellos, electronics and visuals

Nicola Baroni
The Wish to be a Red Indian
For two Hypercellos

Massimiliano Messieri
Okure Ite (2018)
Meditation for soprano, trumpet, violoncello, percussion and live electronics

Yati Durant
Saundaryalaharī 2 (2018) 15’
For two cellos, electronics and visuals

Collective Improvisation 10’

Moderation of the European Talent Award at Soundtrack Cologne 15 and direction of EEAMS

For the 3rd year in a row, Yati will moderate the presentation and head the jury of the European Talent Award for film score and sound design at Soundtrack Cologne 15 on Saturday, 25th August, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. This award, now in its 15th year, has become one of the most prestigious compositional awards in Europe focussing on film scoring and sound design. This Jury-members this year are WDR Funkhausorchester manager Corinna Rottschy, sound supervisor, re-recording mixer and CEO of Chaussee SoundVision Torben Seemann, composers Joseph Trapanese and Mathieu Lavoie and director Olga Chajdas.

Additionally, Yati will also head the EEAMS (European Education Alliance for Music and Sound in media) on Thursday, 23th August, 2018. This initiative is designed to share research, discuss pedagogic resources and issues and disseminate new ideas in teaching film music and sound design and it is by invitation only for colleagues in the HE field, professionals and their students.

More information on Soundtrack Cologne 15 can be found here.

Film music concert with Camerata ALMA on 25th July 8pm in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Yati will be conducting a concert together with maestro Reginaldo Nascimento, soprano Magdalena Durant and the Camerata ALMA at Tuhla concert hall in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil on 25th July at 8pm. Magdalena will be singing Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and Yati will be conducting film music by Ennio Moriconne, Wojciech Kilar and Zbigniew Preisner! More information here:

BIG FILM: Battleship Potemkin will be performed by the Stattsorchester Braunschweig to open the Braunschweig International Filmfest and Bielefeld Silent film festival in November!

I'm very proud to announce that it is now confirmed that I will be conducting the Stattsorchester Braunschweig my 2005 composed score to the definitive version of Sergei Eisenstein's silent film masterpiece Battleship Potemkin (1925) at the Murnau Film and Musikfest 2018 and at the opening of the Braunschweig International Film Festival 2018 on 28th Oct. and 5th Nov. respectively. The score, written for large orchestra and quadrophonic electronic tonband, was originally composed and premiered for the Kulturamt Köln and Hochschule für Musik in 2005 to the first fully restored and uncensored version of this film, and it received critical acclaim for its technique, complexity and intensity. I'm thrilled to perform it once again - this time at the helm of this great orchestra (founded in 1587!) that will be specially put together for this massive project! For more information please visit the festival websites here and here.